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The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting

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Unlock the secrets to free-motion success and flawlessly stitch your quilts with confidence!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a supply list, tips and free-motion quilting designs
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Christina Cameli
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Add exquisite visual interest to your quilts as you uncover the secrets of free-motion quilting your favorite designs. Author Christina Cameli guides you step by step, from identifying the basic structure of seven sophisticated design families to recreating motifs that have always inspired you. From eye-catching pebbles and beads-on-a-string to gorgeous emerging and echo designs, you’ll discover how to sketch and stitch dozens of variations to suit your personal style. Easily navigate tricky corners and tight spaces with expert layout tips, and find out how to stitch your designs in a straight line every time. Practice easy traveling techniques as you stitch lovely branching motifs, and achieve captivating complexity with an array of inspiring ideas to adapt the main designs. Finish your quilts in stunning style with this must-have resource for free-motion quilting!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Nestled Designs
Meet quilting instructor and author Christina Cameli, then dive right into learning about nestled free-motion quilting designs such as pebbles. Christina demonstrates how to adapt your designs by adding stitch patterns inside the pebbles, and how to play with other nested shapes such as ovals, squares and triangles. You'll see how to recognize a nestled pattern within a completed quilt so you can re-create it in your own quilting!
2. Beads on a String Designs
3. Emerging Designs
4. Echoing Designs
5. Climbing Designs
6. Branching Designs
7. Follow-Along Designs

Taught by

Christina Cameli
Christina Cameli
Christina Cameli has been free-motion quilting for more than a decade, and writes the quilting blog A Few Scraps. She is the author of "First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting" and "Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting," and contributes to numerous publications, including Stitch, Quilts and More, Quilty and The Quilt Life.

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